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The Friends of Eddie Coyle on Blu-ray & DVD in January

17 November 2015

Entertainment have announced the January dual format release of Peter Yates’ cult 70s crime drama The Friends of Eddie Coyle, a gripping tale of low-lives and loyalties starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle.

Peter Yates, the Oscar-nominated director of riveting crime classics Robbery and Bullitt, teamed up with the incomparable Robert Mitchum for an unforgettable excursion into Boston’s criminal underworld.

Based on the acclaimed novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle follows an ageing gunrunner’s troubles at the peripheries of the local mob once he finds his options split disastrously between the threat of a fresh prison sentence or police cooperation.

One of the best, most unexpected gangster films of the 1970s, The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a gripping tale of low-lives and loyalties, presented with the director’s trademark authenticity and naturalism, and an extraordinary array of performances, led by a never-better Mitchum.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle makes its first appearance on UK home video as a dual format edition (Blu-ray and DVD) on 25th January 2015 by Eureka Entertainment as part of the Masters of Cinema series at teh RRP of £17.95.

The release will feature a restored, high-definition digital transfer and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, plus a booklet featuring an essay by critic Mike Sutton.